Printer Spooler Error on Windows 7/8.x/10
In this I received the Printer Spooler Error on Windows 8.1:
"windows cannot connect to the printer. the local print spooler service is not running. please restart the spooler or restart the machine."
This can be fixed in 2 ways.
- Go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools and open Services. Find the printer spooler service and check the status of it. If its Started, then Restart the service.
- Right Click on Windows button and select Command Prompt (Admin). Type in the following command: net stop spooler && net start spooler
- TIP! – This will also work on Windows 7/10